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Bright Lights Film Series: ‘No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics’

December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - December 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST

No Straight Lines tells the story of five scrappy and pioneering cartoonists who depicted everything from the AIDS crisis, coming out, and same-sex marriage, to themes of race, gender, and disability. They tackled the humor in queer lives in a changing world, and the everyday pursuits of love, sex, and community. Their work is funny, smart, and profound, and provides a unique, uncensored window into LGBTQ lives from the 1970s onward, beginning at a time in which there was no other genuine queer storytelling in popular culture. Discussion with director Vivian Kleiman and comic artists Rupert Kinnard and Jennifer Camper to follow. 

Tickets are FREE and will be available starting at NOON on Wednesday and will be available for viewing until Thursday at 7:00 PM EST. Register for screening at ArtsEmerson. Link to participate in Zoom Webinar discussion on Thursday at 7:00 PM EST HERE.

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December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST
December 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST
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